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S. Q. cleans up its act
Deservedly or not, South Quad seems to have earned quite a
reputation for itself over the years. But now the folks over there are
making a concerted effort to clean up the dorm's image. So Building
'Director Mary Bewley was upset when we reported Wednesday that a
food fight disrupted a mock political rally in the South Quad cafeteria.
She said we were mistaken; no food fight took place. Though known in
the past for-among other things-its food fights, "We haven't had any
yet this year," Bewley prouded reported. What's more, she said, "The
ca mpaign was a fun thing," and should have enhanced the dorm's
much-maligned reputation. We apologize for the error.
Drink-off runs dry
The great Ann Arbor Drink-off never came about. A few weeks
back, Cameron Magoon, Tom Stack, Pete Sheridan and Dirk Sawusch
decided to hold a drinking contest in Ann Arbor, but not in one spot.
Rather, three-person teams were established with the objective to
consume an alcoholic beverage in every drinking establishment in
town this weekend-a total of 63 watering holes. "We wanted the
young-uns to go out puking," Magoon said, referring to the recently
adopted drinking age hike. However, economics took over. Along with
the $20 entering fee, each team had to finance its own thirst, which
would be at least another $65. The group still hopes to pull the drink-a-
thon off at the end of the semester when people have time to accumulte
the necessary capital.
Burger business blues
They may "do it all for you" at McDonalds or Burger King, but
those smiling employees aren't exactly thrilled with their jobs. A
survey shows the people behind the counter of the nation's fast food
emporiums rate their work above that of garbage collectors, but below
most other jobs. The fast food bosses aren't too happy, either,
according to the report. They rate their jobs below those of
embalmers, real estate agents, and technical teachers. One local
manager is content, though. Burger King manager Kevin Sparks said
he liked his job. "I enjoy my work. Believe me, if I didn't, I wouldn't be
here." O.K . Have it your way, Kevin.
Better late than never
You can't blame a guy for trying. But evidently Mike Conlin's
efforts came a little too late. Conlin, a Republican state representative
from Jackson, failed Tuesday in his attempt to capture U.S. Rep. Bob
Carr's (D-East Lansing) 6th Congressional district seat. Voters in the
district-which" includes part. of Washtenaw County-reported
receiving "Conlin Grams" in the mail yesterday requesting their
votes-a full three days after the election. Or maybe Conlin was trying
to jump the gun and get an early start for 1980...
Take ten
u While President-elect Richard Nixon and out-going Chief Execu-
tive Lyndon Johnson were announcing in Washington that the Johnson
administration could speak for the next administration on foreign
policy, Nov. 11, 1968, 11 Detroit youths, described by police as "hippy
types," were arrested and charged with conspiring to bomb public
facilities in le Detroit area. The arrests followed an investigation by
40 to 50 police and FBI agents of 16 dynamite bombings in two months,
including two in Ann Arbor-'A CIA office on Main Street and the
University's Institute for Science and Technology.
Ann Arbor Film Coop-Outrageous, 7, 8:40, 10:20 p.m., MLB 3.
' - Alternative Action-Young Frankenstein, 7, 9 p.m., MLB 4.
Mediatrics-Slaughterhouse Five, 7, 9p.m., Nat. Science Aud.
Cinema II-Butley, 7, 9:15 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Cinema Guild-The Ruling Class, 7,9:30, Old A&D.
Organization of Iranian Moslem Students-Bloody September,
6 p.m., Aud. B, Angell.
Bandorama-Marching, Jazz, Symphony, Concert Bands; the
Friars, 8 p.m., Hill AudI.
Ark-Moloney, O'Donnell, Irish music, 9 p.m., 1429 Hill.
R.C. Players-Endgame, 8 p.m., R.C. Aud., East Quad.
Formasan Club-"Human Rights in Taiwan," Don Luce, 7:30
p.m., Conference Room 2, Michigan Union.
Ann Yoga Center-"Yoga and Women," Sister Vivian Joynes,

4 p.m., 207 e. Ann.
Chabad House-"Survival of Judaism in Russia," Rabbi Mendel
Futerfas, Russian activist, 8 p.m., Chabad House.
Michigan Association for Behvior Therapy-Fall Seminar on
"Behvior Management," 1-5 p.m., Schorling Auditorium, Rm. 1202.
Middle East Studies Association of North America-12th annual
meeting, Michigan League.
College of Engineering-Nuclar seminar "Twenty Years of
Transport Theory," Paul Zweifel, 9 a.m., White Aud., Cooley Bldg.
Football-broadcast, U-M vs. Northwestern, 1:30 p.m., 91.7 FM.
Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Women-Alumnae
Council Scholarship applications for the 1979-80 academic year,
available from the office of the Director of the Student-Alumni
Services, Alumni Association, Ground Floor, Michigan Union.
Deadline for obtaining application: December 15, 1978, 5 p.m.
Washtenaw County Advisory Committee on the Status of
Women-Seminar, "Is There Life After , Divorce?" 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Washtenaw Community College Student.Center Building.
Take your pick
First came the dorm lottery. Then the football ticket lottery.
Thursday night was the lottery for basketball tickets. And now
a med school lottery? They use the luck of the draw in the
Netherlands to divvy up admissions places in med schools and other
related fields. But now new government officials are thinking of doing
away with the systemi because they don't feel it produces the best
candidates. "We do not think that it is an honest criterion, and we
would like to put a greater emphasis on more substantial admission
material," Aaron Pais, minister of education and science, is quoted as
saying in the current Chronicle of Higher Education. The lottery was
adopted three years ago because the number of applicants far
exceeded the number of places availble in the country medical, dental
and veterinary schools. The spaces aren't allotted purely by chance,
_ however; the system is weighted to favor students with the best
grades. Pais said a committee is now studying alternatives to the
lottery. Might we suggest standing in line to receive spots on a first
come, first served basis? That was always a favorite around here.

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, November 11, 1978-Page 3


Govt.-research relations decline

University President Robben Flem-
ing yesterday said the relationship
between the federal government and
the nation's research institutions is
deteriorating, blaming the rift on
increased regulation and allocations
which are not keeping up with the cost
Fleming was echoing the sentiments
of Massachusetts Institute of
Technology President Jerome Wiesner,
who earlier in the day said the federal-
academic relationship is
"I THINK ALL of us have felt the
federal government is
increasingly . .. moving in with
regulations, some of which we
(University administrators) think are
more burdensome than helpful. Most of
us think regulation has gone too far,"
Fleming said.
The chief administrator also pointed
out that while government funding for
university research has gone up in the
last eight years, it has not kept up with

Fleming did temper his statement,
however, saying that conditions in both
areas may soon be getting better. He
said some problems have been
remedied in the last year, and several
members of President Carter's
administration are advocating
increases in university research funds.

UNIVERSITY Vice-President for
Reseach Charles Overberger said more
regulation and less funding for
research are not necessarily hurting
the link between the government and
the universities.
"There's a trend toward more
regulation in every aspect of American


'I think all of us have
felt the federal gover-
nment is increasingly .. .
moving in with
regulations ... Most of us
do think regulation has
gone t00 far.'
-Robben Fleming

life. We are at a stage where the
government understandsthat the
universities are a great resource,"
Overberger said.
He added that the universities must
work even closer with government
when disagreements arise. "We need to
work for a better relationship," he said.
HAROLD SHAPIRO, Vice-President
for Academic Affairs, said the problem
is one which has been developing
during the last decade. He said
government has been concentrating on
cutting back on spending, and research
was one of the first areas affected.
While the vice-president says the'
situation falls short of a "crisis," he is
not satisfied with the present situation.
"Research and development .is
something which you spend the ,meney
on today, and the payoff comes in the
next generation. We (the U.S.) are not
competing with the Japanese and- the
Germans in some markets."

Gunman and friend

rob Ralph
Ralph's Market, located at 709
Packard just south of State Street, was
robbed - at gunpoint late Thursday
According to Ann Arbor Police, two
black males entered the store about
Daily Official Bulletin
Hughes Aircraft Company will award more than
100 Fellowships for graduate study in Engineering,
Computer Science, Applied Mathemtics, and
Physics. Fellowships average rom $16,000 to $24,000
per yr. A brochure and reply cards are available at
The Experiment in International Living offers
over 100 group leadership positions in thirty-one
countries each year. You are eligible if you: are over
21 years of age, U.S. citizen, speak a foreign
language (required for 85 per cent of the positions?,
and are interested in experiential education. Ad-
ditional information and applications are available
at the International Center.
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Saturday, November11, 1978
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is sponsoring
Cardiopulmonary Resausciation
(CPR) Courses on Campus
Beginning Sunday, November 12
and running through December 7
Details and Official Sign-up Nov. 10, 11 in MSA
offiees-3909 Mich. Union.

10:45 p.m. One of the men drew a han--
dgun and announced a hold-up. The
cash register was then emptied of an
undetermined amount of money.
The gunman was described as stan-
ding 5-5, weighing 160 pounds. The other
man was reportedly about 6-3, 190
pounds. The men were last seen fleeing
on foot on the 700 block of Arbor, just
north of the store.
Police have no suspects in custody.

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Come down and play with us!
"Cls Srgl" game COmpe-
t ion w ill be held in t he
UNION STAT ION pinball. room,
dow nst a ir s, in t he MIlC HIGA N
FRIDAY NOV. 10 8 pm
SATURDAY NOV. 11 2-:30
SUNDAY NOV. 12 2:30
a g ain st Dr. Ber tell Oil m an,.
autih or of "Alien at ion: Ma rx's
Concep ion aof May in Ca i
talIi stSoc ie ty 7 & crea t or of
"Class Struggle" in the mpSA
roomsupsta in hn the UNION
AATURDA Y -nV 11 2:30

Meet Dr. Bertell Ollman,
author & creqtor of the
AONDAY - NOV. 13 at both
STAT E ST....above the
Music NWart store.
1:30- 2:30
Basement of Ihe U of A
(joint sponsors of the game
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